Financial services veteran and 'offshore' report author
Michael Foot is to provide the keynote speech at the Guernsey
Fiduciary Forum 2010 in London.
Mr Foot has nearly four decades' experience in financial
services and is currently Chairman of consultants Promontory
Financial Group which he joined from the Central Bank of The
Bahamas, having previously been a Managing Director of the UK's
Financial Services Authority (FSA).
Mr Foot authored the HM Treasury commissioned report into the
British Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories that was
published in late October this year.
"I am delighted that Michael Foot is able to provide the
keynote speech at the Guernsey Fiduciary Forum," said Peter
Niven, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance – the
promotional agency for the Island's finance industry.
"His knowledge of the industry and in particular his recent
review of British overseas finance centres means that he is
uniquely positioned to provide us with the inside track on the
current state of health and what the future might hold for Guernsey
and the wider 'offshore' industry."
Mr Foot said: "I am very pleased at having this opportunity
to speak not only to Guernsey practitioners but also those in
London who look towards the Island and also other
'offshore' centres as places to do business.
"The work undertaken for HM Treasury provides a road map to
ensure that standards are not only maintained but enhanced within
the British Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, which have
become subject to increased scrutiny. I look forward to sharing my
thoughts about the future of 'offshore' and the potential
impact for practitioners doing business in these centres."
The Guernsey Fiduciary Forum 2010 takes place on Thursday 25
February at the Grange St Pauls Hotel in London.
The half-day conference begins at 12.30pm and opens with the
keynote speech from Mr Foot. The first session is titled
'Structured for Success' and will review the relative
advantages and disadvantages of structuring various vehicles and
the development of new products such as Qualifying Recognised
Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS). This will be followed by
'Trust in Tomorrow – What does the future hold?'
which will be a panel discussion assessing the future of wealth
management, particularly 'offshore', in the wake of the
global financial crisis and its subsequent effects.
Mr Niven added: "It will be very interesting to hear from
Michael Foot. We also have a variety of experts from both London
and Guernsey who will be tackling the most pertinent issues facing
fiduciary practitioners. The quality of speakers and depth of
content we have lined up mean that this event will provide an early
and comprehensive assessment of the offshore wealth management
industry in 2010 and into the future."
To register as a delegate or learn more about sponsorship
opportunities then please contact Fiona Murray at Orchard Events by
telephone +44 (0) 1481 240606 or email email@example.com.
Register for Access and our Free Biweekly Alert for
This service is completely free. Access 250,000 archived articles from 100+ countries and get a personalised email twice a week covering developments (and yes, our lawyers like to think you’ve read our Disclaimer).